Statistical analysis of the influences of admixtures and elevated temperatures on mortar properties

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Topçu İ. B., Unverdi A., Yildirim V.

COMPUTERS AND CONCRETE, vol.29, no.3, pp.169-186, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.12989/cac.2022.29.3.169
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-186
  • Keywords: admixture, ANOVA, mortar, taguchi method, temperature, TAGUCHI METHOD, LCD GLASS, FLY-ASH, CONCRETE, STRENGTH, OPTIMIZATION, POWDER, STEEL
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Mortar is produced with different degrees of temperature and ratios of admixture materials. In order to produce strength mortar, the degree of temperature and the ratio of admixture materials must be optimized. This paper examines experimental effects by applying certain degrees of temperature and ratios of admixture materials to statistically understand the changes in the strength of mortar. The Taguchi method is used for the above-mentioned optimization problem. Firstly, factorial ANOVA is used to investigate the difference of means between the experiments. Due to the significant differences in obtained means, the regression analysis is applied. On the other hand, the effects of the varying degrees of temperature and admixture ratios are presented via 3D plots. Finally, the statistical results of ANOVA and Taguchi indicate that degree of temperature and the different ratios of admixture materials can affect the behaviour of mortar under the tests.